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03/11/2011 at 11:07
THanks silver and Booey. Sabbie- I ran the same as you for my first weekend it was 3.1miles \(5k) and I did it in 33 mins.... but I really want to improve! Good luck with starting again and with quitting smoking. I need to find another race to do, and I will do the 5km run again once I've done some more training. I think if I get fitter I will hopefully enjoy running more! I do weight training for kayaking which involves some squat work and apparently that's meant to help with running to so let's hope I can improve. I'd like to do 5KM in under 30mins next time I run it!
03/11/2011 at 11:09
Hi There Sabbie

It sounds like you've been there and done it all already and if you're still running 3m in 30 mins you shouldn't have a problem keeping up with the club runners tonight. If it gets too much or you think you've run far enough you can always slope off in the middle at least that's what some of the people at my club do.

As for losing the pounds that will just happen with the running. I changed my whole frame of mind when I started to run and cut out all the rubbish which made it v easy to lose weight. I've put a few pounds back on (I blame it on the change in seasons) but I can pretty much keep it under control now with the running and the odd cake!

As for the ciggies, well that's a bit more difficult. I smoked years ago at college but I've been ciggie free for 15 years now. Still tempted to go for a crafty one in a corner somewhere sometimes when the world gets on top of me - which is quite often!

Good luck tonight. Let us know how you get on.



03/11/2011 at 11:59
Boo I just noticed your second post this morning. I think I was put off by all the newcomers.

In answer to your questions. Yes I did have a thick head this morning but Im not in the office so that's ok and I would drive myself but it's a straight run so my car would be 13.1 miles away when (if!) I finish. I guess I could always run back and get it to make it a straight marathon!
03/11/2011 at 12:06

Oh right, soz I didn't realise you didn't finish where you started, thats a bit tricky then

Welcome Sabbie

Blimey our chit chat is attracting the mases   hehe

03/11/2011 at 12:32
I know. I always think we just ramble on about running and stuff. I must remember that it's not just the few of us reading this as its easy to forget its so public. If Mrs S sees my comments it won't just be the dog house it will be another house altogether!
03/11/2011 at 12:54

Maybe like this one:

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/657705/Gallery/dogouse.bmp

03/11/2011 at 13:10
Haha! Now you're talking

Where did you find that. Is it actually a giant Dog House?

Oh yes I just saw the dog. That's brilliant. Better make plans to get hold of one just in case!
03/11/2011 at 13:19
Right! I have the next 2 hours with no kids and no wife so I'm going to go for a run. I know I could just sit here posting messages and waiting for your witty replies Boo but if I don't do this now I may not get out for a few more days. So as much as I would like to stay I'll have to go for a bit. It's 7.5k and a new circuit so hope to be back in 45 mins.

Wish me luck. Keep the funnies coming.
03/11/2011 at 13:59

How about this posh one

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/657705/Gallery/dog.jpg

 How did the run go?

03/11/2011 at 14:27
Now that is amazing! My 4 yo boy could live in that - now there's an idea

Great run 7.53 k in 39.32. Totally different route from home out into the countryside through a couple of little villages then back up a big hill. I had to stop to cross a main road for 30secs then I had a little breather after the hill for 20 secs while walking but other than that it was pretty straight forward. I've been nervous about this route for ages as there's a lot of road running with no pavements but other than a couple of stretches on the verge at blind corners it was fine.

My Splits show that I was tiring to the end as the first 5 range between 5.05 to 5.12 and the last 2 and a half are nearer 6 mins. Still not bad for consistency.

I'm now off to tidy the house before picking up my 7yo from after school club at 4.30. No rest for the wicked as they say.

Edited: 03/11/2011 at 14:32
03/11/2011 at 15:13

Sounds like you had a good run and good time, its nice to get out when its still light something we cant do much over the coming months

Have I missed somewhere that you have a garmin   how else can you work out your splits

get on with your chores and stop slacking

03/11/2011 at 15:36
That's enough of the cheek thank you very much. Kitchen and Living Room are gleaming now by the way!

I use my IPhone in an arm band with the Runmeter app. It's a great bit of software for 2.99 or something like that. I've cocked up well over 200k with it and found it to be v accurate. You can do splits, cumulative, intervals and it plots a little map of your run at the end. Useless if you don't have an IPhone of course but I love it and can't wait to read all the data when I'm finished - did I hear you say Geek? - only down side is wearing the arm band but tbh it's always stayed well and truly fixed and never slips around so I'm used to it now.

Still like idea of Garmin as its a bit more accessible and easier to wear.

Are you out tonight Boo or are you resting?
03/11/2011 at 15:37
I think I typed cocked up when I meant clocked up. Tee Hee
03/11/2011 at 15:52

Yes you clocked up didn't you

Yes I am out tonight for a meal  hehe it was planned a while back so yes I am missing running club  I shall be out running somewhere tomorrow hopefully if I can get home in the light.  After all the birthday naughtiness I need to pull my socks up, do you know I still haven't done as much mileage as I did in August  how terrible lol

03/11/2011 at 16:09
Didn't you do 6 gizillion miles in August though? Take some beartng that!
03/11/2011 at 16:27

Am off soon so have a good evening you lot

Silver - stay off the wine tonight or I will have alot of reading tomorrow morning  haha

03/11/2011 at 19:12

Hi all,

Hello Ellie and Sabbie.

Mal, my brother had his cast off today, or  maybe you are right and he was putting it on all along

Silver, I love the idea of you cocking up the miles

Glad to have you back Booey, finally took your advice and went to get my gait checked today. Glad I did as it turns out that I over-pronate. Got a gleaming new pair of expensive trainers. Trouble is they are so lovely that I don't want to wear them outside in this crappy weather 

Did 5.82 miles this morning in 49.18, not gonna run again before my race on Sunday, worried now about wearing my old trainers but there is no way I am wearing the new pair for the first time in a race as its supposedly a big no-no.

Edited: 03/11/2011 at 19:18
03/11/2011 at 20:06
Hi Stripes. I've wanted to have my gait checked for a while. Is over pronating running more on the outside of the foot? If it is whats special about the trainers they recommended? Do they have more support under the arch to level out the way your foot hits the floor? I've read about this a couple of times but don't fully understand the issues.

Good run you put in today. How did you feel after? I managed 7 1/2 k and I feel ok if a little stiff in my knees.

Fully agree with advice on not wearing new shoes for a race. I have some relatively cheap (60/70 quid) nikes which were great until I increased the mileage and started to have real problems with knees and ankles. I was ready to buy some more buy I tried running insoles instead and that made all the difference. I don't suffer at all now apart from the usual aches after a long run. I'd be very nervous about changing them at all.

03/11/2011 at 20:19

Felt fine after. Bit achy now though but always tend to be a bit like that, thats why I'm worried about running on consecutive days. Did it last week for the first time but gone back to three sessions this week because of having a race on Sunday.

Don't think 70 quid ones are cheap, my expensive ones were only 85

Will use the old ones Sunday before switching.

When he played back the video of me running in the old pair it looked like my feet were collapsing outwards, when I tried some different pairs I could see how my feet were landing flat and my legs were straight on impact.

What is the decision on the HM?

03/11/2011 at 20:27
Yeah 70 quid seemed like a lot at the time too but I know you can pay well over 120 for some pairs.

No decision on HM as yet. I'm actually thinking you and Booey are right and I should probably start with a bit more modest distance of 5 or 10k

So Mrs S will get her way afterall!
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